Offers a basic introduction to viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. This title considers the immunology of the host, looking at the complex conflicts between host and invading agent. It explores the clinical manifestations of these conflicts within a systems-based context, with a re-organised survey of microbiological diagnosis and control.
This title is presented now with access to full text online plus many other extras - posted on our associated website. Access is via unique pin number in front of book. Medical Microbiology has been improved and updated to keep it at the forefront of microbiological teaching practice. The clinically relevant, systems-based approach has been retained so as to emphasise the microbiology of the agents causing disease and the diseases affecting individual organ systems. Over 250 color diagrams explain difficult concepts while color clinical photographs appear alongside the microbiology, stressing the clinical relevance of the science. This book opens with an expanded basic introduction to viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. Then the immunology of the host is considered (again in more detail than in previous editions) before looking at the complex conflicts between host and invading agent. The clinical manifestations of these conflicts are explored within a systems-based context before concluding with a re-organised survey of microbiological diagnosis and control. Throughout, attractive design features are used to highlight core information and make study and review that bit easier: Chapter Introductions, Key Facts Boxes, Case-based Review Questions, New Microbiology Lessons and Summary Headings throughout make "Medical Microbiology" a pleasure to read.
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Mims et al continue their proud tradition of delivering important and often complex material in a simple and informative style. Replete with new and colourful diagrams, impressively detailed images and totally new chapters this book is well formed for integration into the modern medical course. The new'Key Facts' boxes at the end of each chapter, concisely sum-up the preceeding information, and the MCQ-style questions test your knowledge. Undoubtedly it is a superb resource and a phenomenally written textbook. I can strongly recommend Medical Microbiology 3E as a vital resource to medical learning, and a generally interesting text about basic microbiology and immunological concepts. Mims appears to have an assured position on Medical Student bookshelves the world over. Edinburgh Medics, a Res Medica supplement courtesy of the Royal Medical Society, July 2005
Table of Contents
The Adversaries: Parasites. Microbes as Parasites. Bacteria. Viruses. Fungi. Protozoa. Helminths and Anthropods. Prions. The Host-Parasite Relationship. The Adversaries: Host Defenses. The Innate Defenses of the Body. Adaptive Responses - a Quantum Leap in Effective Defense. The Cellular Basis of Adaptive Immune Responses. Conflicts. Conflicts: Background to Infectious Disease. Entry, Exit and Transmission. Innate Defenses in Action. Spread and Replication. Adaptive Immunity in Action. Parasite Survival Strategies and Persistent Infections. Pathologic Consequences of Infection. Clinical Manifestations and Diagnosis of Infections by Body System. Intro to S4. Clinical Manifestations of Infection. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections. Lower Respiratory Tract Infections. Urinary Tract Infections. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Gastrointestinal Tract Infections. Obstetric and Perinatal Infections. Central Nervous System Infections. Infections of the Eye. Infections of Skin. Infections of Muscle, Joints, Bone and Hemopoietic System. Worldwide Virus Infections. Vector-bone Infections. Multisystem Zoonoses. Pyrexia of Unknown Origin. Infections in the Compromised Host. Diagnosis and Control. Strategies for Control: An Introduction. Diagnosis of Infection and Assessment of Host Defense Mechanisms. Attacking the Enemy: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Boosting Host Defense: Vaccination. Passive and Non-specific Immunotherapy. Hospital Infection: Sterilization and Disinfection. Pathogen Review. Answers. Index.
Medical Microbiology by Cedric A. Mims
Cedric A. Mims
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